Daggoc rustler CR 3
Speed 30 ft.
Melee two +7 claws (1d6+1 slashing, 19-20/x2)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 4th concentration +6)
Environment warm and temperate plains and urban
Organization usually solitary
Daggoc rustlers are slightly less common than orcs and the innumerable Goblins, but are just a great a threat to ordinary farmers and ranchers. In fact, farmer-folk might fear daggoc rustlers more, because at least you can see an orc raiding party coming.
Daggoc rustlers are animalistic, omnivorous shapechangers who usually slaughter an isolated member of a herd when the rancher isn’t looking, hide the carcass, and take its place in the herd. Daggoc rustlers take advantage of good pasture land, warm barns or pens, and easy access to fresh water for months or even years. Occasionally, if it can get an ordinary animal alone, it takes its true shape and feeds before resuming its disguise.
Daggoc rustlers spend most of their time in animal form, preferring sheep, ram or goat shapes, though some imitate pigs or large roosters instead. Their true shape is a bestial, semi-bipedal shape reminiscent of this animal, but with an innate predatory look. Daggoc rustlers have no fear of humanoids, and will even allow themselves to be milked or sheared, though such products are inevitably useless. Daggoc wool and hair unravels to lint within a few days, and its milk spoils within a few hours.
A ranch might play host to a daggoc rustler for years, chalking up the mutilation of its animals to particularly vicious coyotes or wolves nearby. Violence only ensues (in shockingly abrupt fashion), if an unfortunate rancher ever unwittingly selects the daggoc rustler for slaughter, of if the creature is discovered. Then, it kills every humanoid it can smell before fleeing to the wilderness, leaving gutted corpses and half-eaten animal carcasses in its wake.
Nemesis Unleashed Volume II. Copyright 2019, Otherverse Games. Author: Chris A. Field